NFL Playoffs: Previews and Predictions for Wild Card Weekend

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NFL Playoffs: Previews and Predictions for Wild Card Weekend
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Finally, the playoffs are here. The regular season (and fantasy football season) has finally come to an end, and only the best 11 teams remain, and the Seahawks.

I must say that my preseason divisional winners were some of my worst predictions yet. I think I missed on just about all of them, but I can proudly say I predicted that Kansas City would win the AFC West, not that I am looking for any praise. My other picks weren't as outrageous (Baltimore, NY Jets, Saints, 49ers) and I think most people were with me on the Cowboys, Packers and 49ers.

Now we have reached the real season for the NFL. The lose and go home theme applies here. This is where kickers become more important, and the change to the overtime rules will first apply. No longer will a field goal in the first few minutes of overtime get you a win (unless the other team already had the ball, or there is no time remaining). Everyone will be up in arms about the difference between the regular season overtime rules and the playoff version of those rules.

There are some very interesting storylines in some of these games this weekend, and everyone will be watching as they unfold.

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